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Host Carol Castiel and other panelists interview best-selling authors, analysts, politicians, U.S. government officials, ambassadors and foreign heads of state about critical issues facing the U.S. and the world.

Host Carol Castiel and other panelists interview best-selling authors, analysts, politicians, U.S. government officials, ambassadors and foreign heads of state about critical issues facing the U.S. and the world.
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Washington, DC

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VOA

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Host Carol Castiel and other panelists interview best-selling authors, analysts, politicians, U.S. government officials, ambassadors and foreign heads of state about critical issues facing the U.S. and the world.

Language:

English


Episodes

President Trump Addresses UN General Assembly - September 22, 2017

9/22/2017
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On the margins of the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York City, host Carol Castiel speaks with Max Boot, the Jeanne Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, about the substance and tone of US President Donald Trump’s maiden address to the world body.

Duration: 00:29:59


“Rethinking Political Islam” with Shadi Hamid - September 15, 2017

9/15/2017
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Shadi Hamid, author and Senior Fellow in the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World at The Brookings Institution, discusses his new book: “Rethinking Political Islam” with host Carol Castiel and senior VOA reporter Mohamed Elshinnawi.

Duration: 00:29:59


Future of the Democratic Party - September 08, 2017

9/8/2017
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Jim Kessler, Senior Vice President for Policy at Third Way, a centrist think tank, talks about the fate of the Democratic Party in the wake of the 2016 election. He tells VOA that having lost control of the White House and in the minority in Congress, Democrats must re-group and decide how they can appeal to a broader swathe of Americans.

Duration: 00:29:59


Human Genetic Modification - September 01, 2017

9/1/2017
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Recently a team of medical scientists at the Oregon Health & Science University successfully repaired a gene in a human embryo that causes a common and potentially fatal genetic heart disease. Host Rick Pantaleo and his guests discuss this breakthrough as well some of the ethical issues that might be considered.

Duration: 00:29:59


Plight of Political Prisoners - August 25, 2017

8/25/2017
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Maran Turner, executive director of Freedom Now, talks with host Rebecca Ward and VOA’s Africa News Tonight anchor Kim Lewis about the plight of political prisoners around the world. These prisoners of conscience, who are described, in part, as those who have not advocated violence are being held nonetheless for their religious or political beliefs, ethnicity, sexual orientation or other issues.

Duration: 00:29:59


Science Edition – Science and the Cinema (Encore) - August 18, 2017

8/18/2017
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Science fiction has been a popular movie genre since 1903’s French film “A Trip to the Moon.” In recent times, efforts have been made to blur the line a bit between science fiction and science fact. In this encore edition, host Rick Pantaleo talks with his guests to examine the connection between science and the cinema. Listen for more on Press Conference USA, this Saturday and Sunday on the Voice of America!

Duration: 00:29:59


20 Million Lives Saved in the Global Fight Against Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria - August 11, 2017

8/11/2017
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Mark Lagon, Chief Policy Officer of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria tells VOA's Carol Castiel that the program is on track to defeating the epidemics for good. Listen this Saturday and Sunday on Press Conference USA on the Voice of America!

Duration: 00:29:59


Interracial Intimacy in America - August 04, 2017

8/4/2017
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 US Supreme Court decision on interracial marriage. Sheryll Cashin's newest book, "Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy” celebrates the landmark case. Hear her insights as she discusses race relations with host Carol Castiel on Press Conference USA.

Duration: 00:29:59


Congressman Tom Suozzi - July 28, 2017

7/28/2017
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Press Conference USA host Carol Castiel speaks with Congressman Suozzi on a wide range of topics at his office in Washington, including the need for greater bipartisanship and his work on fostering interfaith relationships among America's varied religious groups.

Duration: 00:29:59


Religion and Science - July 21, 2017

7/21/2017
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From Galileo’s run-in with the Catholic Church in the 17th century to more recent controversies over the teaching of creationism in public schools, the relationship between science and religion has been the subject of ongoing debate. Host Rick Pantaleo speaks with Jerry Coyne, the author of “Faith vs. Fact" and Stephen Barr, President of the Society of Catholic Scientists about whether science and religion are compatible or mutually exclusive.

Duration: 00:29:59


Adam Klein On Cyber Threats - July 14, 2017

7/14/2017
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Adam Klein, The Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), talks with host Carol Castiel and VOA National Security correspondent Jeff Seldin, about cyber-security threats around the world and the challenge of striking the right balance between privacy and security.

Duration: 00:29:59


Early NASA History - Press Conference USA - July 07, 2017

7/7/2017
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On this encore edition of the program, William Barry, NASA’s Chief Historian and host Rick Pantaleo talk about some of the early challenges of putting a human in space. Listen for more on Press Conference USA, this Saturday and Sunday on the Voice of America!

Duration: 00:29:59


Stephen Grand - Press Conference USA - June 30, 2017

6/30/2017
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Stephen Grand, Executive Director of the Middle East Strategy Task Force at the Atlantic Council, presents a blueprint on how the Middle East can break the current cycle of conflict, whether in Syria, Iraq, Libya or Yemen. He tells host Carol Castiel and VOA Senior Middle East reporter Mohamed Elshinnawi, that a combination of grassroots efforts by civil society as well as diplomatic, economic and political leadership by Western and regional leaders can bring stability and unlock the...

Duration: 00:29:59


Chris Whipple - Press Conference USA - June 23, 2017

6/23/2017
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Host Carol Castiel talks with award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker, Chris Whipple, about his best-selling book “The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency.” The framers of the US Constitution never envisioned a position quite like it but according to Whipple, who interviewed seventeen living former chiefs of staff, it can either make or break a presidency.

Duration: 00:29:59


David Frum, The Atlantic - Press Conference USA - June 16, 2017

6/16/2017
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In this encore edition of Press Conference USA, former White House insider, David Frum, now senior editor at The Atlantic, discusses his article “How to Build an Autocracy,” published in March 2017. A conservative Republican and former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, Frum tells host Carol Castiel and VOA Economics Editor Jim Randle, that we live in an age of democratic recession. He expresses his concern that the Trump administration may turn off the safeguards of the integrity...

Duration: 00:29:59


Congressman Charlie Dent (R-PA) - Press Conference USA - June 09, 2017

6/9/2017
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Host Carol Castiel talks with Congressman Charlie Dent, a Republican from the state of Pennsylvania and member of the Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations of the House Appropriations Committee. Topics include implications of the various probes into Russia’s meddling in the US election process and impact on the GOP legislative agenda; issues surrounding President Trump’s revised travel ban; proposed budget cuts to State; stalled healthcare legislation; US withdrawal from the Paris...

Duration: 00:29:59


Soner Cagaptay - Press Conference USA - June 02, 2017

6/2/2017
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Host Carol Castiel and Mehmet Toroglu, Broadcaster in VOA’s Turkish Service, talk with Soner Cagaptay, Fellow and Director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, about his latest book: “The New Sultan: Erdogan and the Crisis of Modern Turkey.”

Duration: 00:29:59


Ali Soufan, The Soufan Group - Press Conference USA - May 26, 2017

5/26/2017
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Host Carol Castiel and VOA national security correspondent Jeff Seldin talk with former FBI Supervisory Special Agent Ali Soufan, now Chairman & CEO of The Soufan Group, about his new book: “Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State.”

Duration: 00:29:59


Science Edition: Asteroids - Press Conference USA - May 19, 2017

5/19/2017
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NASA says there are a little over 16,000 comets and asteroids occupying our planet’s neighborhood. Fortunately, the space agency also says the probability of a major collision is quite small. Host Rick Pantaleo and his guests talk about asteroids and other near Earth objects, the odds of a serious impact event and what can be done to protect our planet from a catastrophic strike.

Duration: 00:29:59


Gideon Rachman - Press Conference USA - May 12, 2017

5/12/2017
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From VOA’s London bureau, Gideon Rachman, Financial Times Chief Foreign Affairs Columnist, talks with host Carol Castiel about his new book “Easternization – Asia’s Rise and America’s Decline: From Obama to Trump and Beyond.” Rachman argues that US President Donald Trump’s policies may ensure the continued diminution of American power that began in earnest during Barack Obama’s presidency.

Duration: 00:29:59

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